Deuteronomy 4:1 “Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers is giving you. 2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal Peor; for the Lord your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor. 4 But you who held fast to the Lord your God are alive today, every one of you.
Now here is the problem, we were given the Commandments by YHWH God the Father from the very first. And our ancestors, the sons and daughters of Israel, entered into a covenant agreement with YHWH to keep these commandments.
We are to keep God’s commandments, not ours, not any man’s, but YHWH God’s commandments just as they are given in the scriptures.
He said, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” (Vs 2)
In other words, we can’t change any commandment, nor can we add to it, Christmas, Easter, or Sunday Sabbath. We must no do anything outside of what God ordained. And He promises retribution against those who do.
He explains, “Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal Peor; for the Lord your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor.”
His wrath against those who chose idolatry and worshipped Baal of Peor violated His Commandments and now they no longer live. Changing or adapting His commandment to suit ourselves is the same as Bowing down to Baal or some other god in YHWH’s eyes.
The same was true for the Temple priests who came against Messiah Yahshua, in Mark Chapter 7,
He said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” (Mark 7:6, 7)
This is a big no, no, and no matter who we think we are in Christ the same scriptures apply to us. I say this because so many think that because they call themselves Gentiles they have no part in the Old Testament, but in reality they have no part in Christ, and have not been grafted in to the His house, the house of Israel.
When we do these things not only have we declared ourselves independent of God, but we have declared openly that we worship ourselves as god’s and have taken liberty with the Holy Scriptures. That my friends is a declaration of idolatry.
Fortunately we have a Savior in the Messiah of Israel who will forgive us our trespasses, But for that to happen there must be a contrite heart, and a desire to change. And some have changed and come out from among those who are lawless, and corrupted.
While you consider this message today also consider this:
Why did Yahshua say, “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:22, 23)
If you’re living by His Spirit you are awake 24/7 and whether sleeping or awake your Spirit is active and so is your mind.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
It is imperative that we begin our day by remembering our dreams, and when we lay our heads down at night we should dedicate our dream life to the Holy Spirit that watches over us even during our sleep. Everything that happens in our sleep state has Spiritual implications, and we even receive prompting when it’s something that we need to pay attention to.
All of us have had such dreams that we had no difficulty remembering them. I am willing to bet that as we’re reading this we will recall a dream that stuck with us for a long time, and probably had a great influence on our life. I know that I have had many such dreams.
Daniel, Joseph and many others had such dreams according to the Scriptures. And they weighed heavily in their lives.
Do not think for a moment that Yah will leave us or forsake us,even in our sleep, but we must begin to act as though we expect to be led. In our sleep when we are most open to the operation of the Holy Spirit.
How to begin?
Put a pen and note pad next to your bed. And when you wake even if it’s a bathroom call, write down the last thing you remember from your dreams.
Over a period of time, piece by piece, we’ll find that there’s a pattern to our dream life. We’ll be shown how we must change in order to grow in the Spirit, and awaken our relationship to Yahshua.
Did He not say, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
Now is the time to wake up and let the gifts of the Holy Spirit come forth in our lives. How else do we think the gift of prophecy will become manifest in us?
Esther 4:15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so, I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” 17 So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther commanded him.
Even the queen knew that to go to the king uninvited meant that she could be killed on the spot. So how did she prepare to see King Ahasuerus? She went before Him in absolute humility, fasting and praying for 3 days prior to going. Cleansing Herself of any self-interest, she went knowing that she could die as a result. But some things are more important than life.
The utmost caution must be exercised when coming before our King for any reason. Especially the King of Kings, the time will come when all of us will appear before Him, and who and what we are will be weighed according to what we have done with the life we have been given.
I recommend that because we know that unlike Esther, we will be summoned. But never the less, it will be a life and death encounter.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
Many of us are in no way prepared to meet our King. Thus, we need to find out exactly what is required of us to be prepared. We need to know His ground rules, not ours!
Total submission is required, do not appear before Christ Yahshua in our arrogance, to tell Him that we require grace, rather than obedience. I can guarantee that this would be a recipe for His worst response. Lawlessness equals sinfulness, and the wages of sin is death.
Christ said, “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 13:49, 50)
While we can, now is the time to admit our error, and repent, turning from our lawless ways, and changing so that we come before our King humble and obedient. A loving Child of YHWH God, returning to His Father. It cannot be any other way, even for those who have the shallowest understanding of the Bible. They must know that this is required of them.
Zechariah 1:3 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. 4 “Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets preached, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Turn now from your evil ways and your evil deeds.”’
Nehemiah 1:9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’
From the beginning, there have always been those chosen to call us back to the faith.
Unlike many who have returned to the Hebrew Roots of our faith, I know exactly what my calling is. My calling is to bring as many as I can, out of false religion. And my Savior has equipped me for this work.
He has told me that I should announce to all who will listen, that he is calling all who say they believe in Him, and His gospel, and that they should return to the old ways.
And we must understand that this is imperative, before He comes.
There is no other way! We are not going to be able to sneak in the back way, like we have been trying to do in the past.
It’s not me, that is coming to you with this plea, but Christ Himself, who also called us out of our idolatry, and back to the Word of YHWH God.
We need to understand something about the Old Testament, that many of us aren’t fully aware of. Yahshua Christ and His disciples did not teach from the New Testament, because it did not yet exist. They changed the world with the scriptures as they were over 2000 years ago. This is what they taught from, and why the New Testament Gospels have so many references from the Old Testament.
If we’re looking to enter the Kingdom of Elohim, we need to return to the same Roots both Christ and His disciples came out of.
Right now, our lawlessness will be the cause of many unnecessary deaths. Do not attempt to approach His Judgment bench having set aside any of his Commandments in favor of grace.
Especially what YHWH God set aside Himself, as Holy, the Sabbath!
It will not work, and this is why He said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23)
Don’t you think that He knows that we have been taught from false doctrine. Passed down from a corrupt Roman Catholic Church. Here is that last opportunity to set it right, before He comes.
I don’t insist that you listen to me, I know that most of you will not make the cut. But I have to put it out there for those who might want to learn to walk as He walked.
How many times did he say follow me? Are you really following His example and or His teachings?
Did he not say, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)
How has he manifested Himself toward you? Are you Spirit driven? Would you like to have a strong certainty about your calling, and your path?
It cost us nothing to find out about these things, but perhaps a little humility.
Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1st Peter 1:13-16)
The Apostle Peter is telling us to prepare our minds, be not under any other influence, but place your hope on the grace of Jesus / Yahshua the Messiah. We are not going to enter the Kingdom without His presence having made it so. But we must not allow ourselves to be ruled by our former desires, as if were ignorant of His Word. (The Commandments.)
“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. (John 14:23, 24)
Keeping His Word is the means by which we are to be Holy, just as He is Holy.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)
When we conform ourselves to His instructions, we receive the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. Thus, we have in us His Spirit, and a leg up on being Holy.
but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (Vs 15, 16)
So now, are we ready to be Holy? And if we are, are we prepared to walk According to Holiness, How is it that we can achieve Holiness?
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1st Corinthians 6:18-20)
The Holy Spirit in us will not allow us to live outside of God’s Law. He will depart from us first.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)
The Spirit of Yahshua Christ Himself is the presence that comes to abide with us. And if Christ is anything at all He surely is the living expression of God’s Law, the Commandments, which is synonymous, with the Word of God. He that lives in us is the living Word of YHWH God. (The Logos) To deny God’s Law is equal to denying Christ, the Messiah.
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. (1st John 2:6)
I hear so many Churches crying out for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and asking YHWH God for a revival, but it cannot happen if we don’t preach the Word of God, the commandments. So here is why we struggle with ministry. And here is why we are filling pews with backsliders. And until the church returns to teaching and preaching according to God’s Law, nothing will change.
We must preach the path to Holiness.
For We must know this one thing: “God resists the proud,But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:6-10)
We cannot be double minded and succeed at anything requiring Holiness.
Matthew 7:37 “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Christ Yahshua, has spoken the parable of the sower, and is now explaining it to His disciples, and to us. So that we may better understand the events of the end times. What will happen to us at the time of His coming?
He explains that the good seed is of the Father, The Sons of the kingdom of Elohim.
Saying, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.” (Vs 37, 38)
So, then the tares are sown by the wicked one. These are the ones who are among the brethren, but bear no fruit. They claim Christ, but do not take up their cross and follow Him. They say they follow Yahshua / Jesus, but then they don’t act like Him, and they don’t keep His commandments, and don’t even know them.
These are the ones who the Apostle John speaks of. Saying, “He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. (1st John 2:4-6)
They claim grace but turn from the Commandments of YHWH God. And the principal tell tail sign is their ignorance of God’s Sabbath. They don’t know the difference between the ordinances of YHWH God, and the traditions of men. Their god is the Lawless one, the Anti-Christ. And what happens to them is just and right according to the righteous judgment of Christ himself.
“The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.” (Vs 39, 40)
The Works of the Lawless one will be destroyed By Christ and His angels at the end of the age. It’s just that simple. And those who violate God’s commandments and remain unrepentant will be dealt a death blow. Into the fire they go!
And Yahshua Christ goes on to say that it will be according to His very own order.
He tells us, “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Vs 41, 42)
He doesn’t repeat Himself unless there’s something that He really wants us to understand. He orders the fiery death of those who do not keep His Commandments and follow His example. This is a warning to all who profess grace but not the works of a saved person.
Those who practice lawlessness, and have not repented and returned to the Father, Have no place in the Kingdom. And he has said this many times but we ignore His words, as if He never said them.
Example: “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:22, 23)
He knows that it will come to this! And because we do not understand the Word of God. or understand that the Law is what Judges us. He turns His back on us.
So, what then is this wailing and gnashing of teeth?
It is the result of His rejection. Those who have been convinced by false teachers, and pastors who themselves have been deceived, feel that they have earned a place in heaven, they are going to feel cheated. There will be anger, and upset, plus great disappointment, as they are carted off to the furnace of destruction.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)
So, then what happens to those who are righteous, and have kept the Word of God?
“Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Vs 43)
I can’t say it more clearly, than to tell you with the very Words of Christ Himself, what our lies and deception has cost so many otherwise good people. They think they’re headed for heaven, but in reality, they will be rejected of Christ, according to the Word of God.
But the good news is that it’s not too late to change, distance yourselves from those who are teaching these falsehoods, and audit your beliefs. Test everything according to the Word of God, and come out from among them.
There is grace for those who repent and change!
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2nd Timothy 2:15)
1st Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
How many times and how many ways must we be warned of false Christ’s and the effort on the part of Satan to undermine the truth of YHWH God’s Word. The Son, Yahshua / Jesus warned us that this would happen.
Christ said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
So, let’s look at the fruit of wolves, we have people claiming to be saved, but they avoid the Commandments of God, and have turned away from YHWH God’s Sabbath. Yet, they still claim salvation?
The fruit of wolves is a false salvation and false doctrine born out of it.
Paul tells Timothy, “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (Vs 1, 2)
The Word of YHWH God is defined as the truth, and Yahshua Christ is the embodiment of that truth, the Logos! So, Paul is simple telling Timothy not to be led astray by false teaching for he knows what is coming.
And He says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (Vs 3-5)
What then, is the Work of an Evangelist, but to teach and preach the Word of God according to the Truth? Why then is this not being done?
It is because there are few places now where a man can go to hear the truth preached. And will we be taught the truth, if we go to a bible School, or a Seminary? No! what we will be taught is how to make a good living preaching the lies of the Lawless one. (Anti-Christ)
Even since 321 AD the Roman Catholic Church has been the source of Doctrine for the Protestant Church, and through the reformation, it was passed down from one preacher to another. One falsehood after another was handed down teacher to pupil, and then passed on to the people of the churches.
Our itching ears demanded a gospel that required nothing of us, but to say that we believe. And we were taught things that were not in the bible, Easter, rather than Passover, thus the feasts of YHWH God were taken away. Christmas is not ordained of God, nor is it in the Bible, a celebration of Christ’s birth taken from the Pagan rite of Saturnalia, a celebration of Baal’s Birth.
And what is laughable is that all of the Pagan gods are born on December 25th. But Christ was born at the feast of Tabernacles in late September.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He (the Anti-Christ) who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, YHWH God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12)
Most of us have taken Satan’s bait, and we have swallowed it hook line and sinker. He is stealing our salvation from right under our noses. And why is it that we would rather believe the lies than pursue the truth? It’s easier, isn’t it. Especially if we don’t love Christ Yahshua / Jesus enough to walk as he walked.
Did He not ask, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was £founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:46-49)
So, we preach things that are untrue because we are too lazy to test these things, but just continue to teach Doctrine rather than truth. Now this is sheer ignorance, allowing ourselves to be conned into giving up Christ, and his Word so cheaply.
So, what will we do about it?
Will we continue to walk in disobedience to YHWH God, or will we search out the truth. Will we continue to serve the Anti-Christ, or will we return to the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
Now is the time to return to our Lord and Savior, and forsake those who have lied to us.
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you£ are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)
Exodus 19:3 And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” 7 So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” So, Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord. 9 And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.”
So, Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
By definition, a covenant is a contract, or agreement, between two or more parties. For instance, a wedding vow is a covenant. Taking of an oath, is also a covenant.
And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
What we have here, is the children of Israel entering into a covenant agreement with YHWH God, and more there were many other people who were not born of Jacob / Israel but came out of Egypt with them.
Exodus 12:37 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38 A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of livestock.
There were Egyptians who had converted, also left with them, plus slaves from other nations and tribes, seized the opportunity to leave with them. But in any case, these were our ancestors, and they entered into a covenant agreement with YHWH God, to honor His commandments forever. They agreed not just for themselves but for their future generations, they Became the bride of Christ. And the Covenant or the Commandments they agreed to became their wedding vows. They became wed to YHWH God at this agreement, and He would take care of their every need, just as a husband will care of His wife.
So that we know and understand that these commandments, the Covenant, are still in effect and are what binds us to Christ Yahshua.
Hear His words: “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18)
So, until all prophecy is fulfilled, the marriage vows are in place, and while you or I may not be a Jew, we have been grafted into the House of Israel, by dent of the fact that we have come to Christ, the Son of YHWH God. Who incidentally is a Jew, born into the house of Judah!
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We are left with a question, and that is will we, or will we not, agree to the terms of our marriage vows? Are we seeking to be the bride of Yahshua / Jesus Christ? If so then we must keep the terms of His covenant made with our forefathers over 3000 years ago.
We are a covenant people, and for that reason YHWH God has set us aside, and made His promise to preserve us above all other people on the earth.
For He says to us, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Deuteronomy 28:58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE Lord YOUR GOD, 59 then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60 Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. 62 You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God. 63 And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.
Now, here we are the recipients of the Word of God, just as He spoke it. He promises us, that when we depart from Him and His ways that he will curse us. So, America must listen to what is being said here.
“If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE Lord YHWH YOUR GOD, then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and serious and prolonged sicknesses.” (Vs 58, 59)
Calling upon the name of YHWH God, and entering into covenant with Him, Is the most dangerous thing a nation of people can do, especially if they love themselves more than their creator. Our pride and arrogance will be the cause of our own destruction.Plagues, sickness, and death? Do we not understand now, what is happening to America, and to other nations as well?
“If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book,” You will fear YHWH God.
We came to our knees at the landing, and establishing of this nation, and while we were weak and just starting out, we begged His help to remain on the continent. We made America a refuge for Christian and Jews, and then we became prosperous, powerful militarily, and great in the worlds market places.
We even called ourselves a Christian nation, but the more riches we acquired, and the greater our economy, the more arrogant we were. In our churches we ceased preaching and teaching God’s Law, and began to preach grace instead. Grace we were told replaced everything God ever said. What a lie? But we believed this malarky, and began to live according to this lie. No more Law!
So now we must deal with what is the result of our unfaithfulness.
“Moreover, He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. Also, every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed.” (Vs 60, 61)
I wish this was all, but it’s not. War is coming, and storms, more fires, the food supply will fail, and a dictatorship is going to be in power. There will be no justice for us. And as we draw near to the time of the coming of Christ, there will be a horrible shaking of the earth. It will be as if the earth is ridding itself of Human habitation.
“You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God. And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.” (Vs 62, 63)
Can we imagine that a loving Elohim would rejoice over our death and destruction? But that will be the case! We have made ourselves the very enemy of YHWH God almighty, by taking Him for granted.
He will not be used for power and riches, and then abandoned. Our sin is an offense to Him!
We can be sure that whoever is left, will be those who endeavor to keep His Covenant, His Law. Just as his Son Yahshua did, as an example of how God’s people live. But until we are broken, and humbled before Him, and there is repentance, we will never again see His blessings on this nation. Or any nation for that matter.
“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2nd Chronicles 7:14)
What are the chances of this happening? Looking at what is happening in this nation today, I am very doubtful.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)
As you keep YHWH God’s Sabbath today, understand that we are His remnant!
Psalms 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
Young man, or old man, we are able to cleanse or way, by obeying YHWH God’s Commandments. For by grace, we have been forgiven, because of the Lamb of God and His work on the cross. So now what do we do? But look for a way to not sin again.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Now we know that sin is Lawlessness, Amen?
1st John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
We know that when we have sinned something is wrong, the Holy Spirit is shouting at us, saying we have offended YHWH God the Father, and we have stepped outside of the bonds of Covenant. We may notice that our prayers are hindered, or circumstances will tell us that the blessings of God have departed.
With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. (Vs 10, 11)
We already know that it’s the commandments of God that keep us in the fold!
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:28)
Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth. (Vs 12, 13)
We say that we follow Yahshua / Jesus Christ the Messiah, but do we really? How can we say we follow Him and walk in His ways, if we do not listen to His teachings? How can we say that we follow Him and not keep His commandments, just as he did? For if we love Him, we will live for Him and the Father. just as He did.
Listen to His request, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)
He makes no bones about it! Keeping His Commandments is following Him. Nothing else will suffice, and certainly those who say he did it so we don’t have to keep those Commandments, they are liars!
The Apostle John says, “He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” (1st John 2:4-6)
Surely, we must realize that if anyone tells us different, that we have been lied to by Satan Himself.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He (The Anti-Christ) who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12)
We must not allow ourselves to be deceived! But we must take from the Word of YHWH God the truth, and anyone can see it, and understand it by simply taking into consideration the whole Word, rather than glancing at verses taken out of context.
From cover to cover we are presented with Torah / God’s instructions. Instead of wrestling with Him, ought we not to thank Him, and give Abba God our praise and honor, rather than our disobedience?
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. (Vs 14-17)
Pray and ask Yahshua to show us His truth, and let Him guide us.